Part autobiography, part journal, part instruction manual, experience Molly Z.G.'s introspective journey of smells remembered and produced, collected here for their exhibition with Institute 193 in one incredible self-published zine.
From Molly Z.G.,
"This edition of Value Criterion is a compilation of editions 1-4 (the first edition was made in 2017, then 2018, then 2019, and then 2021). I had started collecting perfumes in 2014 and from there built my collection. It started as a collection of perfume reviews I wrote in an attempt to be able to conjure smells through memory alone. I started to include other smell notes and the edition is now a bunch of smell logs (from an old defunct instagram I ran called "virtualsniff" which assigned smells to videos i captured, its still up on insta), perfume reviews, essays, experiments, crowdsourced thoughts, perfume forum posts, posters from the "Smell Museum" I put together in 2017, and general smell thoughts."
Value Criterion by Molly Z.G.
20 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Saddle stitch bound